May 28, 2011

Cheesecake? Really?

I feel like the only person in the world who doesn't like Greek yogurt. I don't like ANY yogurt really--even the super sugary stuff. Wait, I take that back. I do love frozen yogurt!

But that doesn't count as "real" yogurt. So anyway, Greek yogurt... everyone talks about it like it's so special, but it's really just yogurt that is drained of liquid to make it thick. And the only reason the protein is higher is because it's concentrated.

When I tell people I don't like yogurt, they almost always ask, "But have you tried GREEK yogurt?!"  Yes. Yes, I have. Many different times, many different brands. And I don't like it.

Strawberries and yogurt with graham cracker crumbs. Nope!

I really WANT to like yogurt--because it's healthy, and, well, because everyone else is eating it. About once a month, I get in a mood where I am completely determined to eat yogurt and enjoy it. I despise the taste of artificial sweeteners, so that eliminates a lot of the low-fat yogurts. 

The calorie content of the high fat yogurts are just too much for me. So that means I usually end up buying plain non-fat yogurt and sweetening it myself. Dannon plain yogurt has the least amount of ingredients of any brand I've seen, so that pleases me.

But anyway, you're probably saying, "But I thought this entry was going to be about CHEESECAKE! WTF Katie?!"

So today I bought some Greek yogurt in the hopes that my tastes have changed in the past three weeks or so. Looked up some ideas online for making it taste good. One message board caught my attention by saying that they made it taste like cheesecake.

She mixed some cheesecake pudding mix into the yogurt, which made it super thick and "taste like cheesecake".  Sounded good to me! I mixed it together and took a little lick. Gross. Maybe I didn't stir enough. Nope, still gross. Added some chocolate chips. Nope, just not doing it for me. As a last resort, I added a packet of True Lemon to make a lemon-cheesecake flavor... and still, just wasn't into it.

I don't think I'll EVER hop on the yogurt bandwagon. There are very few foods that I really don't like, and yogurt just happens to be one of them. The rest (in no particular order):

Sodapop (any and all)
Couscous (which is strange, because couscous is just tiny pasta--but I think it has a funky taste)
American cheese
Salad (once in a blue moon I go through a craving-salad phase, but it's usually a short phase)

That's all I can think of--and that took me a LONG time to come up with that short list! What are some of YOUR most disliked foods?


  1. Have you tried Mountain High fat-free yogurt? It doesn't have any artificial sweeteners and tastes yummy with fresh fruit mixed in. I always buy the vanilla flavor. Oranges, blueberries, strawberries, even chopped apples with a sprinkle of cinnamon are a few of my favorites.

    Check it out if you can:

  2. Oikos makes a delicious caramel yogurt that really helps my sweet tooth. But anyways, disliked foods... carrots, blueberries and eggplant. I'm sure there are others, but since my journey began I've started liking a lot of foods I used to hate, like cottage cheese, cucumbers.

  3. AnonymousMay 28, 2011

    I think it's time to embrace and accept your hatred for yogurt. Sure it's great for your digestive system, but you can take probiotics if that is an issue for you. It has a lot of calories and sugar for something not very filling. Everyone is eating sushi too, but I'll bet you won't try to make that taste better. I say, give up on the yogurt and enjoy what you know you like.
    I hate meatloaf.
    flygirl557 on spark

  4. I used to hate Greek yogurt too until I tried Chobani! It's all natural and the ingredients are amazing. Other than the plain and even the vanilla (those taste like sour cream) all of the other flavors are amazing!

  5. GREEK YOGURT IS DISGUSTING. I totally agree. It smells foul. Totally ick. I can tolerate the yogurt whips - and the danon lite-n-fit. That's it. You totally don't have to ever try yogurt ever again. I give you permission. there you go :) Thanks, by the way, for the PB2 blog!!

  6. I love yogurt but can't stand Greek yogurt. I tried many brands and finally broke down and bought Chobani but it's so expensive to eat regularly. I can get about 2/3 of the way through the Chobani before it starts to make me gag.

    I can't even begin to list foods I don't like because it's a very long list..... Meatloaf, Broccoli, Sweet Potatoes, Cottage Cheese and Cabbage are just a few of my major dislikes.

  7. Yogurt
    Cake (Yes Cake)
    Raspberries (it's the seeds)
    Blue Cheese
    this list could go on for a long time......

  8. Tofu, as much as I want to like it. I just can't get over the texture. I eat it anyway though because my kids love it. They think it tastes like eggs, so I oblige them, and choke it down.

  9. I just found your blog from SparkPeople, and I love it! It took me forever to get on the Greek Yogurt Band Wagon, and honestly, if I hadn't found the "honey on the bottom" one, I never would have liked it.

    As for my most disliked foods - cooked peas are just the WORST. Also sweet pickles.

  10. Julie (SparkPeople: Jules-at-Heart)July 13, 2011

    You may want to try Go-gurt - frozen yogurt. My son loves those. Or you could try a yogurt smoothie - Dannon has those too or you could make your own. Those are good possibilities for your kids too.

    My personal dislikes are:

    sweet potatoes (after a terrible stomachache from Thanksgiving dinner as a teen - ate way too much)
    baked cod (after a stay in the hospital)

  11. AnonymousJuly 18, 2011

    I hated yogurt until I tried Yoplait Cherry Orchard...YUM!! Anyway, the foods I hate (in no particular order): uncooked cheese (has to be melted or cooked), fish of any kind, rare meat, okra, eggplant, sushi, Greek yogurt, hummus, and coffee (love the smell, hate the taste).

  12. I am not a yogurt person either. I tried Chocolate Greek yogurt because everyone said how great it was. NOPE. I refused to throw it out though since I spent a lot on 4 tiny containers. I gagged them all down. I don't like anything that tastes like "fake sugar" as I call it. Equal, Sweet & Low, Aspartame, etc. so light versions are also out. I have tried over and over, but can't do it. My hubby likes it, but I got sick of buying the containers and him not eating them in time. One day I figured it would be cheaper to buy a large container of vanilla yogurt and chop fruit for it. I have the new Tupperware chopper, which I got free for having a party. I bought some strawberries, de-stemmed and added to chopper. Chopped and added to the vanilla yogurt & sent my hubby off to work. Around 11 am I got a text from him saying he just ate the best thing yogurt. He now wants it everyday. So I switch it up with different fresh fruits (once winter comes he'll have to have frozen) and vanilla yogurt. He LOVES it and is disappointed if I don't make. I tried it the one day and thought it was really good. I now found at least one yogurt I like and can eat and enjoy. Plus it's healthy and I know what's in it. =)

  13. Your not the only one!! A nurse I work with eats Greek yogurt everyday and goes on and on about how obsessed she is. I tried it and I think it's awful.

  14. I love yogurt and I know a lot of people that love the greek yogurt so I finally tried it and it is disgusting!!!! I couldn't eat it all because I thought I was going to get sick! As for foods I don't of any kind (I wish I liked it because it is so healthy), mushrooms, celery, and milk! I know you didn't ask but I am with you on peanut butter! I love peanut butter! I can eat it plain or on about anything! The bad part is that my son has a nut allergy so I don't keep it in my house :(

  15. jenlarson79October 04, 2011

    I too didn't like yogurt for the longest time, but kept trying it - hoping my tastes had changed, since it's so good for you. I refuse to eat the low-fat versions with artificial sweeteners, because they taste funny to me, too. Just in the last year or so, I've gotten to like the Yoplait whips, or plain yogurt with fresh fruit. I also tried some greek yogurt - and even tiny little bites of it with fresh strawberries - was too gross. Had to throw it out.
    I was a very picky eater as a child, but I've gotten a lot better...I still don't like seafood (but I will eat fish), sushi, mushrooms, mayo (or any other sandwich spread), pineapple, and I wouldn't have thought of this, but read it on someone else's comment - sweet pickles..yuck!

  16. Not a yogurt fan either. Funny, I thought I was one of the pickiest eaters, but I see that I'm not alone! =) Some of the foods I don't like: any and all berries (yes, i know i'm crazy), pickles, mushrooms, olives, liver, hot dogs, yogurt, peppercinis, pineapple, coconut, raw onion, macaroni salad, pasta salad, blue cheese, goat cheese, ham, pork, bacon (pretty much no pig), yea...I'll stop there! LOL.

  17. I'm with you on yogurt and especially greek yogurt. I've tried a ton of brands and flavors and just don't like them. The only one I even remotely like is gogurt, it has a little more sugar than I'd like it it but oh well. Blue cheese is another one for me, I can't stand it!!

  18. I love that you posted that you hate yogurt and you still get suggestions for yogurt to try! I'm with you. I think I ate too much sugar free yogurt on past diets, to the point where I was gagging it down. I've tried all kinds of Greek yogurt too and it just tastes like sour cream to me. I just don't like it at all.

    I cannot eat mushrooms.

  19. I totally agree, yogurt repulses me. I've been giving my daughter Chobani Champions vanilla chocolate chip, and I mix fresh strawberries into it. If she's making a mess I can bear to lick the yogurt from the spoon, but I don't think "mmm, yum!" by any means. I also hate pickles, olives, and fruit pies (too tart and the texture freaks me out).

  20. There are many foods I do not like but my tastes have definitely changed with age. I like a lot of "different/unique" foods though but dislike a lot of "normal/regular" foods. A few foods I really dislike that people think is strange are: 1. pickles, 2. watermelon, 3. cucumbers, 4. olives, and 5. cheesecake. There are many more and there used to be even more than that (I didn't like cheese or red pasta sauce until I was in my mid-twenties)!

  21. So you are going to find me really weird but I don't like any type of condiment. The things I do consider to be condiments that I do eat are: cheese, lettuce, and gravy (and I have maple syrup on my pancakes/waffles or peanut butter but only on the waffles). Yep, that's me (: gotta make it difficult at the drive thru and restaurants.

  22. They have a new yogurt out its yoplait simplait I think is how you spell it. The vanilla one tastes like cheesecake if you are still on your kick of wanting to like yogurt.

  23. I have lots of foods I don't like! Some of them, like salad dressings, cheesecake, and anything with chocolate and peanut butter together in I'm better off not liking. But I too don't like yogurt, though I have some Greek yogurt that I am going to attempt to cook with, sweet potatoes, honeydew, cantaloupe, peaches.... I could go on for a long time.
    Unfortunately I love cheese.

  24. AnonymousJune 07, 2013

    Chobani is the only Greek yogurt I like, I go through phases where I have one for breakfast. This topic is too fun not to post on! I cannot stand GOAT CHEESE. BLECH!! Awful, awful, awful.


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